Chemical Composition of the Hot Salty Water at the Bottom of the Red Sea

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IN a recent communication Swallow and Crease1 directed attention to the existence of a basin about 200 m deep at the bottom of the Red Sea near 21° 17′ N., 38° 02′ E., filled with highly saline water at a temperature of more than 44° C. The present communication gives a brief preliminary account of the chemical composition of this water.

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    Swallow, J. C., and Crease, J., Nature, 205, 165 (1965).

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    Morris, A. W., and Riley, J. P., Deep Sea Res., 11, 899 (1964).

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    Charnock, H., Nature, 203, 591 (1964).

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BREWER, P., RILEY, J. & CULKIN, F. Chemical Composition of the Hot Salty Water at the Bottom of the Red Sea. Nature 206, 1345–1346 (1965) doi:10.1038/2061345a0

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